Downside risks are minimal to none thanks to the preemptive preannouncement, otherwise there would have been mass carnage even worse than the selloff 2 weeks ago Hopefully they will announce that some of the orders they had been counting on that had been delayed are now being filled and booked and will be in the revenue totals either for the 4th quarter or 1st quarter of next year, and the rest of the delayed orders are still expected to be finalized and filled. They had been looking for sales people and if they announce that they have expanded their sales force that would be a positive. If they announce incremental growth expected for 2013 with a "strong pipeline" of orders and significant new prospects, the stock could see a nice pop. Based on the performance of the company and the stocxk over the past couple of years, this seems to be the bottom, and the top should be about a double from here, but not for about 5-6 months--pending any unexpected good news.
I think they will announce nothing. Which will cast more uncertainty about the company and stockprice. Outlook for 2013 will not be shared, given the uncertain economic situation. Orders delayed in Q3 will not be filled in 3 weeks time. Don't get your hopes up. Anyhow, if that should be the case however, it is best that the company doesn't share that with the investment community. Otherwise they risk too high estimates and a possible downgrade in case of a miss. You're correct about it being a dead stock for 5-6 months to come. Still long on vdsi - have no other choice ;-(